Scotland Rugby Legend Doddie Weir is confirmed dead, he won 61 caps for Scotland, has passed away aged 52; Weir was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2016 and used profile to push for better research and care; Family statement calls Weir an “inspirational force of nature”.
Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has died aged 52 after suffering with motor neurone disease according to sources close to him.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of a legend whho won 61 caps in a legendary Scotland career, used his profile to push for better research to be carried out into MND following his diagnosis in 2016, and appealed for improved care to be given to those afflicted.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father, Doddie, Doddie was an inspirational force of nature. His unending energy and drive, and his strength of character powered him through his rugby and business careers and, we believe, enabled him to fight the effects of MND for so many years.
Doddie put the same energy and even more love and fun into our lives together: he was a true family man. It is difficult to put into words how much we will miss him.
MND took so much from Doddie, but never his spirit and determination. He battled MND so bravely, and whilst his own battle may be over, his fight continues through his foundation, until a cure is found for all those with this devastating disease.” read a statement from the family via the Scottish Rugby Union.
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